Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lisa's Way: Mixing Science Fiction and History

It's always great to hear from other authors and today I am rounding off the year with a guest post by Robert Collins, author of both history and sci-fi books.  Over to you Robert!

My second published novel, Lisa's Way, is available once again. It's a science fiction novel. As such you wouldn't think it had much to do with history. But it was history that went into making the story what it is.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

All I want for Christmas is . . .

Is it too late to write my Christmas list?  Maybe, and I'm a bit behind this year (again!), but better late than never, so here is my 'wish list' for Christmas 2011:

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Great Book, Great Food! Author Shelli Johnson's Very Berry Coffee Cake Recipe

Shelli Johnson

I always love to combine books and food (for some examples on this blog see my interview with K. E. Saxon and Alle Wells' guest post) and today it is great to welcome author, Shelli Johnson.  She is not only sharing a fantastic coffee cake recipe with me, but is also explaining how the recipe connects to her brilliant, novel, Small as a Mustard Seed, which was the grand prize winner of the Writers Digest International Self-Published Book Awards!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Great Book Giveaway! Angels and Romance for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and the festive season is here!  To celebrate, I am following up Ellen Gable's recent offer of a free copy of In Name Only, with the chance to win not just one, but two free books this Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thrillers, Romance and the Paranormal: An interview with Mel Comley

As a romance author, I’m always thrilled to have the chance to talk with other romance writers, and today I’ve been lucky enough to get the chance to interview an author that I’ve long-admired, Mel Comley, who writes both thrillers and romance. First of all Mel, thank you for being here with me today.  Can I start by asking you how you become an author?

Thanks for asking me to join you, Katheryn. I’ve always loved writing either short stories or just penning a diary every day. The opportunity arose to become a full-time author when we moved to France back in 2002. It wasn’t possible to write before that as I used to work 70-80 hours a week as a Store Manager.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Angels Are Here: An interview with author, Patti Roberts

Today I’m thrilled to have the chance to chat with the author Patti Roberts. First of all Patti, can I ask how you become an author, what inspired you? 

Therapy.  I was feeling very down and misplaced after a failed relationship and I wanted to do something positive….  I needed to do something positive.  I wanted to herd up all my unresolved emotions and put them to good use.  So I went out and bought a new laptop computer and started writing.  Hence the reason Paradox is a dark read.  A little bit EMO!  Writing has been the best therapy and I have never been happier or more fulfilled!  I highly recommend writing to anyone that finds themselves in a similar predicament.  So to answer your question…  That is how I became and Author and how the Paradox Series was born.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

And the Award goes to . . .

Each morning when I open my emails I never know quite what to expect, but this morning I certainly didn’t except to see that this blog had been awarded ‘The Versatile Blogger’ badge by Taslim at The Finer Things in Life .  Thank you very much, Taslim!  What a lovely surprise on a Saturday morning. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Award-Winning Romance and Suspense: An interview with Ellen Gable

I recently did a posting about the award-winning historical romance, In Name Only and I said at the end of it that I was hoping to interview the author, Ellen Gable. Ellen has not only agreed to do an interview with me, but she has also very kindly offered to give away a FREE copy of her novel (more about that later)! First of all Ellen, thank you very much for doing this interview with me.  Can I start by asking you how you became an author?

I actually began writing in a journal 20 years ago to ease my grief during miscarriages.  That journal became my first published article in 1995 called “Five Little Souls In Heaven.”  Six years later, I began writing my first book because I wanted to share the parallel stories of myself and my great-grandmother.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Modern Fairytales, Highland Romances and Fish Tacos: An interview with author, K. E. Saxon

The two things I love are books and food!  I am therefore thrilled to be able to combine the two in an interview with fellow romance author and cook, K. E. Saxon.  First of all, I can I ask what K. E. stands for?

Karen Elaine! (a.k.a. “pure light”--are you barfing now?  LOL!)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Vampires, Romance and New Orleans: An interview with author, Michelle Hughes

Today I’m very excited to be interviewing the author, Michelle Hughes. First of all Michelle, I can I ask you how you first became an author?

To be honest, I never planned to be an author. I had taken some Mass Communications classes in college but most of my writing was wrapped around writing lyrics. The Tears of Crimson story is actually a series of dreams that I've had since I was a young girl of fifteen and I just decided one day to get them out of my head and on to paper.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lame Excuses

For the first time ever on this blog (but hopefully not the last!) I am pleased to have the chance to play host to a guest writer, Alle Wells, author of Lame Excuses.

Forty-year-old Emily Halley sits in a wheelchair in an abandoned lot of a silent, forlorn southern town. She reflects on her life that began in a short-order café that sat on this corner lot in the early 1960’s. She remembers and shares her love for the café that provided everything she needed and demanded nothing from her. As a teenager, Emily’s life at the café ends abruptly with her father’s untimely death.